Group CEO of David & Shirtliff

Senior pastor – Mavuno Church

David Gatende

David Gatende is the Group CEO of David & Shirtliff, East Africa’s leading provider of water and energy solutions. He has been with the company for the past 35 years, growing through the ranks from a field engineer to Group CEO.

He has a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, an MA in counselling and psychology, and an Executive MBA from the London Business School.

A father of three lovely girls, he is a well renowned business leader and strategic thinker, who is passionate about mentoring and discipling the next generation of leaders.


The Fearless Summit is hosted and convened by Mavuno Church, a non-denominational church whose headquarters is in Nairobi, Kenya. Their mission is turning ordinary people into fearless influencers of society.